Doe Run Highlights Sustainable Business Practices in First GRI Report

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Sustainability Report covers accomplishments, challenges in improving overall performance

The Doe Run Company released its first Sustainability Report this month, highlighting the company’s 2009 accomplishments, challenges and commitments to operating in a manner that’s sustainable for the long term.

The 2009 Sustainability Report is Doe Run’s inaugural edition of an annual publication that uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines. The report showcases Doe Run’s value as an organization, while outlining how the company is making its business stronger and more sustainable.

“The foundation on which we operate and make business decisions is based on social, environmental and economic responsibility,” said Bruce Neil, president and chief executive officer of The Doe Run Company. “By balancing these commitments, we ensure the long-term success of our business and the economic benefit it provides.”

Doe Run joins hundreds of organizations that report on organizational sustainability and performance. In Doe Run’s report, readers will find stories that highlight how the company is improving safety and environmental performance, how it’s supporting the communities where Doe Run operates and how employees work together to shepherd the complete lead life cycle.

“We believe the future for lead is bright. It powers conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles and also has applications in telecommunications, and alternative energy and nuclear waste storage,” said Aaron Miller, environmental management coordinator for Doe Run. “We’re committed to operating a sustainable business, and the stories in Doe Run’s Sustainability Report are real-life examples of that commitment.”

GRI is a network-based organization that developed the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework. The framework sets principles and indicators organizations can use to report, benchmark and measure their economic, environmental and social performance. Doe Run’s first GRI report is G3 Level C Self-Declared, which means that it includes a minimum of 10 sustainability indicators.

Doe Run’s 2009 Sustainability Report is available online at http://sustainability.doerun.com and is downloadable via PDF at http://www.doerun.com/.

About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.

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